Scholarships empower our students to focus on what's most important: the future.
How to apply for scholarships
Returning students are encouraged to apply for 2022-2023 College of Engineering scholarships via a single application on AcademicWorks; based upon your responses, you could be eligible for any of the donor awards.
WSU created a single application in a portal called 'AcademicWorks'. The 'Sign-In' button to the application is in the upper right corner of the AcademicWorks information page. Make sure you also have a completed FAFSA application.
Deadline to submit: Closed in Februrary, 2022
Decisions will be made by May 1, 2022. Awards will pay out to the Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 terms.
Endowed scholarships may be awarded each year. The college additionally has a number of annual scholarships that are awarded each academic year. Our scholarship cycle begins with an application invitation to continuing students in the Winter term. Students learn of scholarship decisions in the spring, and awards are posted to the student's account for the following Fall and Winter terms.
Drs. Anthony and Joyce Danielson Kales Endowed Scholars Award in Biomedical Engineering
This scholarship fund will recognize meritorious scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to students in financing their education in Biomedical Engineering. To be eligible, applicants must be graduate students enrolled in Biomedical Engineering who receive funding through a Rumble Fellowship, Graduate Research Assistantship, Graduate Teaching Assistantship or similar merit funding.
Albert I King Endowed Scholarship in Biomedical Engineering
For more than 50 years, Dr. Albert I King has made a difference in the lives of his many students studying injury biomechanics at Wayne State. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Dr. King is recognized throughout the world for his contributions in understanding the mechanism, response, and tolerance of the human body to normal and traumatic loading. His career reflects his focus – saving lives. As such, the Albert I. King scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the College of Engineering. Applicants will be accepted from full-time graduate students studying biomedical related topics at the College of Engineering.
Charles Lewitt Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Charles Lewitt Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in remembrance of Charles Lewitt and to help undergraduate students pursuing a Civil Engineering degree.
Carl L. Woodruff Endowed Scholarship
Carl L. Woodruff Endowed Scholarship was created by Carl L. Woodruff in 2014. An alum of Wayne State University College of Engineering, Mr. Woodruff earned both his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Civil Engineering. Mr. Woodruff worked with WSU to establish this scholarship fund in order to provide financial assistance for students who seek a future in the Civil Engineering profession. This honors his belief that "the Civil Engineering profession is important because it touches the lives of everyone."
Kagawa Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund
The faculty of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Wayne State University established the Dr. Takaaki Kagawa Memorial Annual Scholarship in honor of Professor Kagawa, who passed away in October 2005 after a prolific career in Geotechnical Engineering. Prof. Kagawa was an expert in the analysis of the effects of earthquakes on foundations and infrastructure lifelines, building solid reputation in geotechnical earthquake engineering during 19 years on the faculty of WSU Civil Engineering. Among his achievements was the development of a computer simulation model, still widely utilized, that analyzes how building foundations would behave in an earthquake.
George Klaetke Endowed Scholarship
George Klaetke, BSCE '55, MSE '63 was born in Detroit and graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1950. He enrolled at Wayne State University to study Civil Engineering and also worked part-time downtown at an architect's office. After earning his BSCE in 1955, he was drafted to the army for two year as an asphalt-paving technician. Following his army experience, Klaetke returned to Wayne State and earned his Masters in Civil Engineering in 1962. He started his own private practice as a consulting structural engineer where he worked for thirty years before retiring in 1995. He decided to establish the George H. Klaetke Endowed Scholarship as payback for the opportunity he was given to pursue an education and to become the first member of his family to receive a college degree.
Structural Engineering Endowed Design Competition
Dr. Tapan Datta Endowed Scholarship
In 2009, Professor Tapan Datta, MSE '68 was appointed by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm to the Michigan Construction Safety Standards Commission in recognition of his many national and local civil engineering accomplishments. Dr. Datta has served as a professor and mentor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering for over 36 years. This fund was established by Dean Ralph H. Kummler, faculty, and alumni to pay tribute to Dr. Datta with the intention to recognize and facilitate scholarly achievement with the the study of trasportation research.
50th Anniversary Engineering Alumni Endowed Scholarship
Fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the College of Engineering.
Anurag and Vandana Kumar Scholarship for Internships
Anurag and Vandana Kumar Endowed Award for Global Engineering Internships and Study Abroad – Mr. and Mrs. Kumar, both alums of the College of Engineering established the Fund to provide assistance with financing expenses associated with global study abroad, internships or co-op experiences with preference for those engineering students travelling to Mexico.
Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects Endowed Scholarship
The Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects Endowed Scholarship fund is established to provide scholarships to full or part-time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Engineering who are pursuing an engineering or computer science degree. Applicants must be members of the Michigan chapter of the Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects or the National Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects chapters to be eligible.
Arthur R. and Edith I. Carr Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Berman Engineering Crossing the Finish Line Scholarship
Many students of high academic potential come to Wayne State with financial need or obligations that place them academically at risk of not completing their educational goals. Historically, the Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation has provided support to underserved populations in Detroit. It is the Foundation's hope that these scholarships will provide the support and encouragement needed for these students to cross the finish line and complete their degrees at Wayne State University.
Robert D Brown and Geraldine A. Ford-Brown Endowed Scholarship in the College of Engineering
Robert D Brown has served as vice president, Sustainability, Environment, and Safety Engineering since 2012, and serves as Ford Motor Company's top environmental and safety officer. He has held a variety of leadership positions including serving as Ford's environmental regulatory manager working in Washington D.C., assistand director in the company's Automotive Safety Office, and director of Vehicle Environmental Engineering. Mr. Brown holds a variety of additional leadership positions in the community and on the Board of Visitors of the College of Engineering. He was inducted into the College of Engineering Hall of Fame in 2013. Geraldine A Ford-Brown is a graduate of General Motors Institute, now Kettering University, and earned her MBA from the University of Michigan. She had an extensive career with GM, joining in 1973 as a co-op student and working for 36 years in various management and executive positions for product and brand marketing. She is active in the community and with her alma maters.
Cap Chastain Veterans Endowed Engineering Scholarship
The Cap Chastain Veterans Endowed Engineering Scholarship was established to provide scholarships to full or part-time undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Engineering who are United States military service members (active duty or veterans with an honorable discharge) in good academic standing.
Colonel Gregory Gadson Endowed Scholarship in the College of Engineering
Jim Anderson funded this endowed scholarship in honor of Colonel Gregory D. Gadson, whom he considers "his hero" Jim has been very impacted by Greg's "Can Do" attitude, having become friends several years ago through West Point Academy. Colonel Gadson was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant of Field Artillery in 1989 from USMA, and became a highly decorated colonel who served in every major conflict for two decades. He is a graduate of Command and General STaff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and holds a Masters Degree in Information Systems from Webster University and a Masters Degree in Policy Management from Georgetown University. Gadson was commander of the 2nd Battalion, 32 Field Artillery in Iraq when severely wounded by an IED. Despite this, Gadson remains on active duty service in the military and continues to inspire many with his message of courage, perseverance, determination, and teamwork. He has drawn upon the lessons of Pride, Poise, and Team learned as a West Point linebacker and applied them to his life, career and family.
DiClemente Endowed Scholarship Fund
DiClemente, Gino and Luciana Endowed Scholarship is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance in financing their education in the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Gino DiClemente is one of the founders and principals of DiClemente Siegel Design Inc. The firm is one of the most respected full-service mechanical and electrical engineering design firms in southeast Michigan.
Ferdinand G. Bolle Endowed Scholarship Fund in Engineering
The Ferdinand G. Bolle Endowed Scholarship Fund was endowed by Ann Bolle to assist with tuition and other educational expenses for engineering students.
Ford Customer Service Endowed Scholarship
The Ford Customer Service Endowed Scholarship fund is established to support financially challenged Wayne State University students who are pursuing degrees in Engineering or STEM-related fields.
Francis Gerald Sullivan Memorial Endowed
The Francis Gerald Sullivan Memorial Fund was established to provide scholarships to full or part-time undergraduate students in the College of Engineering who are in good academic standing.
General Dynamic Land Systems Endowed Scholarship
General Dynamic Land Systems has recognized the success of their employees who are Wayne State University alumni by creating an endowed scholarship to assist students in financing their education in the College of Engineering.
Gregory Kosmowski Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Gregory M. Parker Annual Scholarship
The Gregory M. Parker Annual Scholarship fund was established by his wife in 2009 to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the College of Engineering. Mr. Parker was with Tucker, Young, Jackson, Tull, Inc., following a lengthy career with CH2M HILL, and was appointed by Gov. Granholm to the Board of Mechanical Rules in 2007. He was active on several boards in metro Detroit and notably on the WSU College of Engineering Board of Visitors.
Harley Ellis Devereaux Endowed Scholarship
Harley Ellis Devereaux is a full-service organization that offers a range of planning, architecture, engineering and construction services. The firm was founded in Detroit in 1908 and has remained steadfast in their support of the city of Detroit and Wayne State which includes more than 50 design projects. The firm's talented professional staff includes a number of Wayne State graduates. This scholarship was created with the intention to provide support to Wayne State's College of Engineering students.
Howard and Mary Kehrl Endowed Scholarship
James E. and Christina L. Orr Scholarship
John H. Morrison Endowed Memorial Scholarship
John H. Morrison was born in Pittsburgh in 1916 and became a resident of Detroit in 1922 where he resided for 75 years until his death in 1997. Morrison worked as an electrician with Ford Motor Company and retired after 40 years of service. In memory of John H. Morrison, his sister, Claire E. Morrison established this endowed scholarship to provide financial assistance to students in the College of Engineering.
Joseph N. Prentis Endowed Scholarship
The Joseph N. Prentis Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by Richard S. Prentis to honor his late father, Joseph N. Prentis. Joseph Prentis was able to earn his engineering degree with the help of a loan, so his son established this scholarship in his father's memory to help students enrolled in the College of Engineering with tuition and educational expenses.
John J. Lewakowski Endowed Scholarship
Mr. Lewakowski completed post-Bachelor studies here at Wayne State in the 1960's while working with Chrysler Research. During his career with the Chrysler Corporation he was named as contributor on several patents and was a key researcher on the original Turbine Engine research project. Later, he worked with the US Army (TACOM/TARDEC) serving as a supervising contract engineer over manufactures of propulsion system for the M1 Abrams tank and other military combat vehicles. Mr. Lewakowski died in April 2018 at the age of 94. The John J. Lewakowski Endowed Scholarship honors the memory of John Lewakowski and recognizes the effort of those men and women who pursue education as a means to support their families, and careers that ask questions as much as they provide solutions.
Louis and Bertha and Lloyd R Flanders Loan
Louis and Bertha and Lloyd R Flanders Student Loan Fund is established to provide financial assistance for Wayne State University students, both undergraduates and graduates, to augment financing of their education.
Marshall Family Endowed Scholarship
Marvin Danto Annual Scholarship for Engineering Students
Marvin Danto Annual Scholarship for Engineering Students is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the College of Engineering.
David R. McLellan Engineering Endowed Scholarship
The David R. McLellan Engineering Endowed Scholarship was created by Mid America Motorworks and the Mike Yager Family to honor David R. McLellan, BSME '59. Dave McLellan graduated from Wayne State University as a mechanical engineer and then joined General Motors Proving Ground Noise and Vibrations. Dave's career took him to Chevrolet where he led the team that finished the 70 ½ Camaro development. In 1975, he was appointed Corvette Chief Engineer and served for over 17 years. His last development of the Corvette resulted in the backbone architecture that would be the hallmark of the C5. Dave retired from General Motors in 1992 and went on to consult. He also published his book, "Corvette from the Inside, the 50 Year Development History."
Murray and Helen Altman Endowed Scholarship
The Murray and Helen Altman Scholarship fund was established by family and friends of Murray Altman in honor of his 75th birthday.
Nancy Philippart and Thomas McGrail Endowed Scholarship
Nancy Philippart, BSIE '80, earned a master's degree in economics from Wayne State in 1987 after completing her bachelor's degree. She has also been a part-time faculty member of the College of Engineering and currently serves on the Board of Visitors. Nancy began her career as an intern with General Motors and held numerous engineering and program management position over the years. She became executive director of GM Accessories, GM Service and Parts operation in January 2003. She has been recognized by Automotive News as one of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry. Thomas McGrail, her husband, graduated from Wayne State in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. McGrail is currently executive vice president and co-owner of Motor City Electric. It is their intention to help students pursue an overseas educational opportunity to become better prepared to meet future global engineering challenges.
Olga Wilchowy Annual Scholarship
Olga Wilchowy Annual Scholarship Fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the College of Engineering. Olga Wilchowy worked for Wayne State University for over 40 years, earning her Bachelor's and Master's degrees while raising a child on her own and working full time. This scholarship fund was established in her honor.
Rachmale Detroit Engineering Scholarship
The Rachmale Detroit Engineering Scholarship was established to ensure that high performing students from Detroit Public Schools choose Wayne State Engineering programs. This scholarship will help bridge the gap from high school to career success for these students.
Ridenour Annual Engineering Scholarship
Ridenour Annual Engineering Scholarship is established by Wayne State alumni Jack Ridenour, MSBE, and Kathleen Walsh, JD, to assist Wayne State University Students working toward an undergraduate engineering degree. The donors recognize that a person's accomplishments are enabled by the many people that assist them in life and that we have a duty to pass along that assistance to the next generation. Their expressed hope is that this assistance will allow capable students to complete their degree, recognize their goal of becoming engineers, and in the future they will remember to "pass it along" by assisting others.
Robert G. Wingerter
Robert G. Wingerter graduated from Wayne State University in 1938 and shortly thereafter joined Timken Roller Bearing Company in Canton, Ohio, as a trainee engineer for sales. He moved up the ranks over the next 20 years culminating in being director of sales for four years. He went on to work for Rockwell-Standard Corporation, serving as executive vice president, director and president of the automotive division. His last career move took him to Libbey-Owens-Ford Company, where he served as executive vice president, continued on to be president and then CEO, and finally, chairman of the board. This award will recognize scholastic achievement, character and leadership for graduating seniors and graduate students in the College of Engineering.
Roman E. Boruta
Roman E. Boruta, BSAeroE '51, had a successful career that spanned 55 years, starting with the U.S. Naval Air Missile Test. During his tenure, he helped develop their propulsion systems. Roman was inducted into the Wayne State University Engineering Hall of Fame in 1992. He was very proud of the recognition of his wonderful career by the university and created this scholarship to support scholastic achievement.
Roy E. Hock Annual Scholarship
Roy Edward Hock's perennial curiosity and successful problem-solving approach to life began early for this Detroit-born engineer. Trained in the important skills of common sense and hard work by his entrepreneurial father and pragmatic German-descent mother, Roy tackled every initiative with the goal of solving the problem quickly, efficiently and accurately - traits that have held him in good stead throughout his life. His keen intellect was observed by a high school counselor who offered him a one-year college scholarship, and this singular event propelled him on a life's path which he could not have imagined as a young man. He completed his BS in Electrical Engineering in 1951, and was invited to join the national engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi, and the Wayne University engineering honor sciety. He later did graduate work at the Moore School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Roy enjoyed a lengthy career that spanned research in logic design, the US Army's Scientific and Professional Program at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD computer laboratory, continuing this work in the Army, and a 43-year career with Technitrol. He was a strong leader, and rose to the level of CEO and Chairman of the Board, growing the company from a small private firm to a NYSE-listed, global company.
Suzanne and Michael Royce Endowed Scholarship
Suzanne and Michael Royce have dedicated more than 20 years to supporting the learning of engineering students through their international involvement with Formula SAE, Formula Hybrid and Formula Student. Their strong belief is that the ability of students to participate in team-based national design competitions such as these greatly enhances their education. This scholarship is established to support students who have made substantial contributions to a national design competition team at Wayne State.
Tanji Westly Willoughby Engineering Memorial Scholarship
Ms. Barbara Herard established the Tanji Westly Willoughby Memorial Scholarship to honor her son. Tanji Westly Willoughby was employed at the world famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City as an Electrical Lighting Engineer, responsible for all of the stage, design, ballroom, and house lighting in the hotel. In addition to his career as an Engineer, he was a community activist, minister, teacher, and an alumnus of Morehouse College. The scholarship fund supports scholastic achievement and encourages enrollment continuity by providing financial assistance to students pursuing their degree through the College of Engineering at Wayne State University.
Timothy Alexander Endowed Scholarship
The Timothy Alexander scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and assist co-op students in continuing their education.
Uma Raghavan National Society of Black Engineers
Uma Raghavan is a 25-year veteran technology executive with a successful track record in designing, building and operating large web-scale software systems for eBay, Amazon, Microsoft, Walmart and Daimler Chrysler. Uma is the founder, Advisor and former CTO of Integris, a VC-funded enterprise software company based in Seattle, Washington. The Uma Raghavan National Society of Black Engineers Endowed Scholarship provides scholarships to full or part-time undergraduate students who are graduates from a high school in Southeast Michigan, are members of the National Society of Black Engineers, and are Pell Grant eligible.
Urban Science National Society of Black Engineers Endowed Scholarship
Urban Science National Society of Black Engineers Endowed Scholarship provides scholarships to full or part-time undergraduate students enrolled in College of Engineering who are permanent residents of Wayne, Oakland, or Macomb counties, members of the National Society of Black Engineers or the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholars.
Willard F. Letts Endowed Scholarship
Willard F. Letts attended Wayne State on the GI Bill after returning from WWII. He passed away in December 2002 and, although he never completed his degree, he valued higher education and framed all of his children and grandchildren's collegiate diplomas and displayed them on his wall. Letts was a metallurgical engineer for his entire lifetime and started his own business, Eastern Flame Hardening Company, in Chester, PA.
William R. Kales Memorial Scholarship Fund
Drs. Anthony and Joyce Kales were inspired to establish these Scholars Awards in honor of Professor Albert King because of his many exemplary contributions throughout his career to Wayne State University and the field of Biomedical Engineering. The donors established this scholarship to provide assistance with tuition and other educational expenses to students in Biomedical Engineering.
Frank G. Viscomi Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Frank G. Viscomi, BSMetE '78 wrote a senior thesis paper, based on research directed by Professor Lawrence Himmel, that won first prize in the national student paper competition of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers in 1977 and was published in Journal of Metals in June, 1978. In honor of Frank, his family established this fund to recognize the best senior research paper in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
Frederick G. Weed Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Chemical Engineering
The Rinshed-Mason Company established this scholarship to honor Frederick G. Weed. This scholarship supports full-time graduate students in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
James H. McMicking Endowed Scholarship
Jason Guzik Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund
Jason Guzik Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the College of Engineering.
Ralph and Jean Kummler Endowed Scholarship
The Ralph and Jean Kummler Endowed Scholarship was established by former Wayne State Engineering Dean Ralph Kummler and his wife Jean. Dean Kummler was the seventh dean of the College of Engineering. They created this scholarship to support full-time undergraduate students in Chemical Engineering.
Steve and Teri Kurmas Endowed Scholarship Fund
Steven E. Kurmas earned a bachelor of science degree and a master's degree in chemical engineering from Wayne State University. Kurmas is a licensed professional engineer. He was elected to Wayne State University's College of Engineering Hall of Fame and also received the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Achievement Award in 2001. The Steve and Teri Kurmas Endowed Scholarship was established by Steve and Teri Kurmas to help full or part-time undergraduate students majoring in Chemical Engineering.
Nick and Christine Andon Scholarship
Nicolaki and Christine Andon created the Nick and Christine Andon Scholarship fund to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Preference is given to American military veterans of any branch of service who have been honorably discharged.
John J. Patterson Memorial Endowed Scholarship in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
The John J. Patterson Memorial Endowed Scholarship is funded is Memory of John J. Patterson by his son Thomas A. Patterson. John Patterson always had a fascination for getting involved in various experiments and wanting to know how different elements, when combined, would not only help the sick, but also impact the manufacturing process in an industrial environment. Mr. Patterson received his Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy, and after working a few years, came back to Wayne State to receive another Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked for various automotive and pharmaceutical companies. John was always a role model to his son Tom, who became a successful accountant and financial planner. Tom chose to do this because he was taught the importance of a good education as the framework to achieve your goals and dreams. This scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Wayne State University's College of Engineering.
Professor Ernest B. Drake Scholarship Fund
Fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to Chemical Engineering and Metallurgy students in financing their education at Wayne State University.
Herbert N. Weingarten Endowed Memorial Scholarship
The Herbert N. Weingarten Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Herbert Weingarten to combine his lifelong interest in technology and science with his strong belief in the value of education. Hebert Weingarten was born in 1927 in Detroit and attended Central High School. He received his law degree from the University of Michigan. Mr. Weingarten had an interest in computers very early on. He realized the practical role computers would play and was an early proponent of using computers for office management. Education was of paramount importance to him, and he always supported his friends' and family's educational efforts. This scholarship provides assistances to undergraduates in Computer Science with the hope that the recipients will appreciate their college education, not just in shaping their careers, but in shaping them as individuals with an enduring respect for learning.
John P. Stieber Endowed Scholarship in Computer Science
ProQuest Extraordinary Women in Computer Science
ProQuest Extraordinary Women in Computer Science provides a scholarship to full and part-time graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Engineering Computer Science Department, who are members of the Wayne State University College of Engineering Society of Women Engineers and have a cumulative GPA of 3.00.
Stephen P. Hepler Memorial Scholarship
Uma Raghavan Endowed Computer Science Scholarship
Uma Raghavan is a 25-year veteran technology executive with a successful track record in designing, building and operating large web-scale software systems for eBay, Amazon, Microsoft, Walmart and Daimler Chrysler. Uma is the founder, Advisor and former CTO of Integris, a VC-funded enterprise software company based in Seattle, Washington. The Uma Raghavan Endowed Computer Science Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide assistance to students in financing their education in the College of Engineering.
Ronald and Alberta Nelson Monahan Endowed Scholarship Fund in the College of Engineering
This scholarship is established in gratitude to Wayne State University for the education received by Ronald Monahan (BSEE and MSIE) and in honor of his mother Alberta Nelson Monahan for her all important dedication, love and support in reaching his educational goals. A Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) and a Lfe member of several IEEE societies, Mr. Monahan is also a Life Member of the American Radio Relay League, Inc. (ARRL). His gratitude toward WSU arose because of the personal concern shown by College of Engineering faculty for the quality of students' education, and he was influenced in particular by Prof. Forest E. Brammer. It is Mr. Monahan's hope that this scholarship, encouraging students to become licensed Amateur Radio operators, will help recipients to briege the gap between their academic experience and their real-world experience.
Richard Robert Kaminski Endowed Memorial Scholarship Scholarship
Richard Robert Kaminski, BSEE '81 was a Wayne State Merit and national merit recipient. While attending Wayne State, he participated in many of the College of Engineering student organizations such as Tau Beta Pi, Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers, Eta Kappa Nu, and the Society of Automotive Engineers. Rich worked for the Cadillac Division of General Motors and developed electronic controls for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. The family and friends of Richard Kaminski established this scholarship as a loving memory to his exemplary life.
Local 105 Sheet Metal Industry Scholarship Endowment Fund
Local 105 Sheet Metal Industry Scholarship Fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in Engineering.
Dr. Jerome and Mrs. JoAnne Finck Memorial Engineering Technology Scholarship Fund
Dr. Jerome and Mrs. JoAnne Finck Memorial Engineering Technology Scholarship Fund is established to provide scholarships to full or part-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Engineering Technology majoring in electrical engineering technology.
Howard M. Hess Endowed Scholarship
The Howard M Hess Scholarship Fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in the Division of Engineering Technology in financing their education in the College of Engineering.
Vinod and Gail Sahney Endowed Scholarship
Vinod and Gail Sahney Endowed Scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering.
Allen Kovacs Endowed Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering
The Allen Kovacs Endowed Scholarship was established by Allen Kovacs, MSME '84, Ph.D.ME '95. This fund was established to assist students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Aaron Friedman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Aaron Friedman Memorial Endowed Scholarship was created by Barbara Friedman Kohler, his only child, in memory of Aaron Friedman. This scholarship honors his belief of a good education being the primary building block of future success. Aaron accepted a part-time professorship at Wayne State University in the College of Engineering where he remained for several years. Later on he became very successful in the commercial construction industry throughout Michigan. He then established and ran his own general contracting company past the usual age of retirement. People fortunate enough to have known Mr. Friedman would undoubtedly describe him as being motivated; honest, intelligent, philanthropic, and respected by all. A role model for others and one of the kindest persons ever placed on earth, he often stated, "don't put off something until tomorrow that you can do today." Barbara and her family hope that this memorial scholarship in memory of her father will help impact the life of the scholarship recipients and motivate them to uphold her father's values both personally and professionally by making an impact in the Engineering field.
Jay T. Strausbaugh Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering
John G. Wright Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering
Joseph Sirotnak Endowed Scholarship
The Joseph Sirotnak Endowed Scholarship was created to honor of Joseph Sirotnak, BSME '70 by his wife, Mrs. Virginia Leo Sirotnak. This scholarship provides support to students in Mechanical Engineering.
Lex Delf Dodson Mechanical Engineering Endowed Scholarship
Delf Dodge worked for General Motors for 29 years and served as Director of GM's Research and Development Global Operations organization. Her work oversaw seven GM Research Laboratories in five countries. Tim Dodson, her husband, holds a Masters and Bachelors in Architecture. Their son Alexei graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University. The donors, Delf and Tim Dodson, wanted to honor their son by establishing this scholarship for Mechanical Engineering students.
Robert C Banasik, PE Endowed Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering
Robert C Banasik, PE Endowed Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering Fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to mechanical engineering students in financing their education in the College of Engineering. (Preference will be given to students who are US citizens, commuters to WSU, and the first in family to attend college.)
Wes Schultz Endowed Scholarship
Christopher A. Schultz created the Weston L. Schultz Endowed Scholarship Fund; this fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Hardeep Kaur Singh and Trilochan Singh Endowed Scholarship in the College of Engineering
Hardeep Kaur Singh and Trilochan Singh Endowed Scholarship in the College of Engineering is to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Werner F. Vogel Endowed Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering
The Werner F. Vogel Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering was established by the family of Dr. Vogel to honor him and his work. Dr. Vogel was a professor of engineering mechanics at Wayne State University who was known for his work in involutometry and trigonometry in engineering. He was a Wayne State faculty member for 24 years. In 1959 he received the Research Faculty Award at Wayne State. He also received the Edward P. Connell award from the American Gear Manufacturers Association in 1962. He devoted much of his life to the study of gears. It is the intention of this scholarship to provide assistance to Mechanical Engineering students.